The "Lawrence Textile Strike" or "Bread ans Roses strike" was a strike of immigrant workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1912 led by the Industrial Workers of the World.
Prompted by one mill owner's decision to lower wages when a new law shortening the workweek went into effect in January, the strike spread rapidly through the town, growing to more than twenty thousand workers at nearly every mill within a week.
The strike lasted more than 2 months.
The slogan "Bread and Roses" originated in a poem of that name by James Oppenheim, published in The American Magazine in December 1911, which attributed it to "the women in the West."
Kronos and Xplane created this video in honor of International Women's Day (March 8th). The purpose of this video is to provide viewers with a look at several interesting facts and statistics about the changes and developments that have impacted women in the workforce.
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